The running back position is an interesting one. While the value of the franchise quarterback has increased exponentially in recent years, we’ve seen a bit of a shift as far as RB value goes. The term “dime a dozen” gets used a lot when discussing the guys that smash head-first into the trenches 20+ times a game. With so much emphasis on the passing game, teams are less and less likely to use high draft picks or big money on a RB, though there are some exceptions.
It is hard to believe that this will be Ronnie’s 6th season with the team. I still vividly remember when he was drafted out of Auburn with that 2nd overall pick back in 2005.
I can still hear all the chatter about his Auburn teammate Cadillac Williams, and who was the better running back. People are so quick to judge.
Ronnie’s led the team in rushing his rookie season and ran for over 1,000 yards in his second.